Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday

Thursday June 28, 2018

  • 4:00-6:00pm  Live Radio Remote (West).
    104.5 WQKT, your source for the best news, sports & country music.
  • 4:00-7:00pm  Catering by Pigfoot Backyard BBQ (West).
    Award-winning BBQ menu freshly made and delicious!
  • 4:00-8:00pm Jungle Bob – (West).
    Exotic animal show every 30 minutes.
  • 4:00-9:30pm  Ashland Source Kids Fun Zone  (East & North Central).
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and more.
  • 6:00-10:00pm  Food Concessions Field (Field Perimeter).
    Many to choose from.
  • 5:00-8:00pm  Merchant Area (North).
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 5:00-9:00pm  News Journal Media Live Musical Entertainment (West).
    Tom’s Kitchen Table. A mix of feel good music from Country to Rock!  (www.tomskitchentable.com)
  • 5:00-9:00pm Bumper Bubbles by NEO Bubble Soccer.
    Roll-Flip-Bounce and of course, KNOCK PEOPLE DOWN!…for ages 5 and up! Come Get Your Bubble ON!
  • 6:15pm  Opening Ceremonies (Main Stage).
    Ashland Veteran’s Color Guard
  • 6:30pm  Media Flight (Launch Field).
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take area media for the ride of their lives.
  • 8:15pm  Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field).
    Tickets can be purchased here -> http://ashlandohioballoonfest.com/balloon-glow-encounter/
  • 9:15pm  Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow (Launch Field).
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Friday

Friday June 29, 2018

  • 7:00-8:00am*  Fun Flight (Launch Field).
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons fly-over Freer Field.
  • 4:00-9:30pm  News Journal Media Kids Fun Zone (East & North Central).
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and more.
  • 4:00-10:00pm  Food Concessions (Field Perimeter).
    Many to choose from.
  • 5:00-7:00pm Disney Princesses – (North).
    It’s Magic! The characters are brought to life, children of all ages get to experience the Disney Princesses up close!
  • 5:00-9:00pm 104.5  WQKT Live Musical Entertainment (Main Stage).
    Kokosing River Surf Club – An electric mix of Classic Rock, Blues, and Country from the 50’s to the 80’s
  • 5:00-9:00pm Bumper Bubbles by NEO Bubble Soccer.
    Roll-Flip-Bounce and of course, KNOCK PEOPLE DOWN!…for ages 5 and up! Come Get Your Bubble ON!
  • 5:00-8:00pm  Merchant Area (North).
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 6:00-8:00pm  Live Radio Remote (West) 93.7 Super Q
    93.7-FM the Super Q ‘Listener Parties.’ Enter to win prizes, and meet your favorite Super Q personalities.
  • 6:30pm  Sponsor Flight (Launch Field).
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take sponsor representatives for the ride of their lives.
  • 8:15pm  Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field).
    Tickets can be purchased here -> http://ashlandohioballoonfest.com/balloon-glow-encounter/
  • 9:15pm  Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow (Launch Field).
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Saturday

Saturday June 30, 2018

  • 7:00-8:00am  Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition (Launch Field).
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons compete for cash prizes.
  • 11:00am Ashland Source Cornhole Registration & Warm-up (Central).
    $20 per team.
  • 12:00pm Ashland Source Cornhole Tournament (Central).
    Double Elimination. Everyone guaranteed to play at least 3 games. 70% payout.
  • 12-9:00pm Bumper Bubbles by NEO Bubble Soccer.
    Roll-Flip-Bounce and of course, KNOCK PEOPLE DOWN!…for ages 5 and up! Come Get Your Bubble ON!
  • 12-10pm Food Concessions (Field Perimeter).
    Many to choose from.
  • 1:00-8:00pm Merchant Area (North).
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence and much more.
  • 1:00-9:30pm News Journal Media Kids Fun Zone (East & North Central).
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and more.
  • 1:00-2:30pm Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Pilot Meet & Greet (Park Street).
    Bring your programs and meet hot air balloon pilots: if you capture all their autographs you will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland.
  • 3:00-4:30pm Safety Fun (West & Launch Field).
    Metro Life Flight (3pm), K-9 Demonstrations, Ashland Fire Department Truck Display, and child fingerprinting with Deputy Angie Hamilton, ACSO.
  • 4:00-8:00pm COSI on Wheels (West).
    Play, explore and learn as COSI comes with 5 hands-on “Science Spots” kiosks.
  • 5:00-9:00pm 93.7 Super Q Live Musical Entertainment (Main Stage).
    Jimi Vincent – Rocking blues music with soulful vocals (jimivincentband.com)
  • 6:30pm * Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition (Launch Field).
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons for lift off, competing for cash prizes.
  • 8:15pm * Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field).
    Tickets can be purchased here -> http://ashlandohioballoonfest.com/balloon-glow-encounter/
  • 9:15pm * Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow (Launch Field).
    Enjoy an interactive display as balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • All Hot Air Balloon activities are weather permitting and subject to delay or cancellation.
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  • For other weekend activities, visit Ashland Area CVB www.visitashlandohio.com
  • ATM available on field. No Soliciting Permitted.

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